Flipboard: With a 62-46 win over Seattle University on Saturday, California Baptist women’s basketball became the first team since 2018 and 24th team since 1982 to finish the regular season undefeated.
However, as they enter the WAC Tournament as the No. 1 seed, they will not be able to enter the NCAA Tournament even with a conference tournament title.
California Baptist University, a private Christian school located in Riverside, California, is in year three of a four-year transition phase to become an official Division I school. The Lancers left Division II in 2018, which means they are not eligible for an NCAA tournament in any sport until the 2022-23 season.
Well isn’t that a big pile of horse shit? And on international women’s day non the less. I get there are rules to keep things fair and all that nonsense. Buuuuuuuuut, this isn’t a team that has an unfair advantage being stopped. This is a team that is out performing their expectations and they deserve a shot to see what they can do in the big dance.
You leave D2 for D1, you should be eligible to play for the title right away. What is the point of letting a team compete all season long at the level but then saying, ‘hey, you can’t compete for the whole shabang.’ I’d get it if it was a D1 school dropping down to D2, yeah they might be at an advantage. But 2 to 1. No, not fair at all.
Get these girls in the show. Not now. Right now